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The clocks have changed, the days are dark and the nights are drawing in. Now it’s December and Winter is here. Although Christmas cheer is in the air, the festive season often brings with it a few uninvited visitors.
As a child I distinctly remember my friends and I huddling together on the playground to escape the chill of the cold British Winter. My soft, supple young hands would feel rough and sore as eczema broke out and my lips would chap and crack as they faced the elements. In fact, the smell and taste of mint chapstick remains nostalgic to me!
Now, as an adult, I understand that heating, hot water and lack of moisture can all contribute to red, dry and irritated skin for the whole family.
As the seasons change and the temperature drops, I’ve often searched for the one perfect product with universal uses which is suitable for the youngest to the oldest family members. I’m very excited to tell you that this Winter, I think I’ve found it!
I was recently invited to take part in the Eucerin #MyAquaphor challenge and I was sent a sample of Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm free of charge to see how well it fitted with our family skincare routine.
Described as a balm, Eucerin Aquaphor lives up to its name. Silky in texture, the treatment is thick enough to ensure that surplus product cannot be squeezed out easily which is super useful when little hands are nearby! The balm glides over any problem areas forming a breathable protective barrier which moisturises skin but is not sticky or tacky.
Mumma’s skin SOS
In previous winters I’ve been prescribed steroid cream to counteract the painful symptoms of eczema exacerbated by caring for a baby and having to wash my hands hundreds of times a day. However, this year I have been able to prevent a recurrence simply by using Eucerin Aquaphor.
Walking with the pram I found that my hands, particularly my knuckles, became exposed to the wintry weather.
I’ve tried many creams, ointments, lotions and potions and most of them gave me an uncomfortable stinging sensation once applied to my sore skin. I was pleased to find that applying Eucerin Aquaphor didn’t have this effect and instead, the soothing skin balm has visibly restored, protected and soothed my hands.
I’ve found that popping my tube of Eucerin Aquaphor into my handbag means it’s always within easy reach whilst out and about.
This was especially useful when I accidentally tripped over and grazed my knee whilst walking with the pram.
Not only did the balm help to soothe my sore skin as a scab formed, it also helped to keep the graze supple and sped up the healing process.
Bubba’s skin SOS
Formulated with only seven ingredients, including calming chamomile, Eucerin Aquaphor is gentle enough to be used on sensitive baby skin.
I’ve found that Bubba can get a red, dry nose and sore lips when we spend the day outdoors.
To counteract this, I swipe on the balm after breakfast and reapply it as needed after mealtimes. Her skin remains smooth and protected and I can rest assured that the balm supports and strengthens the natural barrier function of her delicate skin.
On the odd occasion where nappy rash has presented itself, Eucerin Aquaphor has swiftly calmed any irritated skin and used as a barrier cream, helps to prevent it.
The tube is small enough to store on your changing table or tuck into a changing bag and its shape is easy enough to use one handed too!
Dadda’s skin SOS
Stubble rash is a common complaint for many men particularly when central heating and air conditioning can dehydrate and irritate skin. As Eucerin Aquaphor is fragrance free, Dadda is able to use it without being overpowered by the floral scent of traditional beauty balms.
In the winter months, he finds that the skin on his cheeks and under his beard can become itchy and uncomfortable but Eucerin Aquaphor really helped to restore its balance. He noticed a huge difference after just one application.
Dadda found that storing the tube on our bathroom shelf reminded him to apply it each morning to ensure his skin remained comfortable for the day ahead.
- Keep flyaway hairs at bay by smoothing a tiny amount of Eucerin Aquaphor over your hands and running it through your hair
- Give cracked heels the SOS treatment by soaking them in warm water with a couple of drops of essential oil before drying them thoroughly and adding a layer of Eucerin Aquaphor
- If you suffer from watery, itchy eyes then simply dab a small amount of Eucerin Aquaphor into the skin on the outer corner of your eyes to support fragile skin
- Care for your cuticles by rubbing Eucerin Aquaphor into your nail beds before applying nail varnish and try not to forget your gloves during the day
With a price point of £9.00 for 45ml tube, I’ve found that this product offers really good value for money. A little really does go a long way and as it’s a product with multiple uses across the whole family, you no longer have to spend unnecessarily on a variety of different products. It certainly is a thrifty way to cover your family’s skincare needs.
Does your skin suffer with the change in seasons? Have you tried Eucerin Aquaphor? Comment below and let me know!
As always, thank you so much for reading.
Love, Thrifty Mumma X
For more information about Eucerin Aquaphor Skin Soothing Balm please visit their dedicated website https://www.eucerin.co.uk/.
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